If you have been wondering if it is time to upgrade your HVAC unit you may be right. There are several telltale signs that mean the end has come for your old unit and it is time for a new one. While no one likes the upfront cost of an investment like a new air conditioner, the benefits of one will soon outweigh the initial “ouch”.
Your A/C is more than 10 years old – is your unit 10, 15, 20 years old? Well, first – good for you that it has lasted this long and second – W-O-W!! You are wasting energy and spending more money than you should each month just to get your home the temperature you want. You really need to switch to a high-efficiency unit. It can save you up to 20% percent on your cooling cost plus it is much better for the environment.
You’ve got problems – we are talking about all kinds of different problems like – your home is having humidity issues, you are noticing excessive dust on your furniture, some rooms are too hot or too cold or your unit is just plain noisy…all of these add up to one thing – your equipment is not working properly. You may have leaky or undersized ducts, inadequate equipment or maybe even improper insulation, but it is all costing you additional money each month.
You do NOT have a programmable thermostat – if you do not have a programmable thermostat you seriously need to get one. It can be a DIY project or you can hire a contractor to install for you to ensure it is done properly. There is no disputing that if you do not have one or you have one, but do not have it programmed correctly you are absolutely spending more money on cooling cost than you need to. Many people only have their programmable thermostats set to keep their homes at a certain temperature. Let’s say you prefer your home to be a cool 71 degrees when you are home. But during the week you really only need it that way from say 5:30AM to 7:00AM and then once you get home until you are asleep, you can program it to stay at 74 while you are away and asleep (have a fan going in your room if you need it cooler) and you will save a lot each month in energy cost.
It can be scary to invest in upgrades, especially when you are not sure exactly what your needs are. Call the professionals at Carmine’s today at 203-791-8089. We can evaluate your old unit and the size of your home to ensure that your next unit is exactly what you need.